Committee Chair

Lee, William R.

Committee Member

Harris, Lee R.; Shurtz, Paul H.

Department

Dept. of Music

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to understand how the written scores of the rhythm band were utilized in music education. Six rhythm band pieces were selected from the era when the rhythm band was the most popular: “At the Circus” and “March of the Brigands” by Paul Valdemar from The Etude; “The Boy Scouts” and “Anitra‟s Dance” by J. Lilian Vandevere; The Rhythm Band Series Volume I by Lyravine Votaw, Ruth Laederach, and Cora Mannheimer; Rhythmic Ensemble Band-Books For Children-The Folk Tune Book by Angela Diller and Kate Stearns Page; Progressive Rhythmic Band Music Folio by Jane Kerley, Clarice Giddin gs, and Frances Taylor; and Eighteen Folk-Tunes by Virginia Peakes Churchill. The pieces were described, their historical context examined, and the scores were compared. The rhythm band scores demonstrated the desirable musical outcomes then and now: reading rhythms and demonstrating an understanding of musical concepts such as form, dynamics, tempo, and meter. The pieces exemplified some of the goals of the Progressive Era such as education for group cooperation and child-centered education.

Degree

M. M.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Music.

Date

5-2010

Subject

Music -- Instruction and study; Band music

Discipline

Music Education

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

vii, 78 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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